Date: 23rd June 2009
Shia Labeouf has opened up about the eye injury on the set of the Transformers sequel, which almost cost him his sight.
Initial reports suggested the actor was injured during a controlled explosion on the set last summer, but the truth is far more grisly than the idea of the actor getting hit by shrapnel.
He explains, "We were in the middle of some chaos and I mistimed something and impaled my face on a spike. I came up and I had a spike in my eye and I had blood coming down my face and it was the dark, dark purplish kind, which is actually a great thing."
"If it had been red-ish and clear, it would mean my eye (had) popped."
And Labeouf's co-stars feared the worst.
Megan Fox says, "His face was destroyed... He (Labeouf) has the highest tolerance for pain that I've ever seen in a human being."
And castmate Josh Duhamel adds, "We thought he'd lost his eye."
Source: Press Release